Public Service Announcement
“The coronavirus has affected our entire nation, but older adults are the most vulnerable. More than thirteen million Americans over 50 years old are military veterans. The Purple Heart Foundation believes that protecting the health and safety of these veterans is of the utmost importance. We urge you to reach out to the veterans and other older adults in your family and community to ensure their well-being, coordinate an emergency contact and help with essential tasks like preparing food and supplies for them to be quarantined.”
Lend A Helping Hand
If you are interested in supporting our efforts to provide aid and assistance to veterans in crisis, please consider clicking below to make a donation to the Purple Heart Foundation so we are able to fund even more Hardship Grants during these uncertain times.
If you are a business interested in partnering to help veterans during the pandemic, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symptoms, Care, Statistics & More
- Dept. of Veteran Affairs – What the VA is doing, what veterans should do and how to protect yourself.
- Military Health System: What You Need To Know – Learn about what the Military Health System says you need to know about the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
- CDC:Tracking COVID-19, Symptoms & Care – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Tracking COVID-19, knowing the symptoms and what to do if you get the coronavirus.
- TRICARE: Beneficiary Health Guidelines – Symptoms of COVID-19, precautions to take and guidelines to follow if you are a TRICARE beneficiary.
- New Medical Facility Access Measures – Find out what new medical facility access measures are taking place in the National Capital Region to reduce risk of exposure and how this could effect your ability to receive health care during the pandemic.
- CDC: Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 – Find out the answers to the questions asked most frequently to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the new novel coronavirus.
- ABC News: Brad Paisley’s free grocery store delivers food to Nashville’s elderly amid coronavirus.
- USA Today: Senate passes coronavirus relief plan to expand paid leave & Trump invokes Defense Production Act to address coronavirus crisis.
- The Hill: Liquor Company Pernod-Ricard USA, makers of The Glenlivet 14yr old, to make and donate hand sanitizer.
Freedom From Boredom!
Fun virtual activities and resources to help reduce boredom for adults and provide free educational resources for your kids and grand kids while school is out.
Arts & Entertainment
- The Grammy Museum – Since the Grammy’s were canceled due to the coronavirus, The Grammy Museum is hosting a series of digital performances, offering virtual tours of the museum and online music education classes.
- National Aquarium – Free broadcasting of the National Aquarium. Tune into our Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home.
- Museum & Gallery Virtual Tours: Google and Culture teamed up to provide over virtual tours for over 500 museums and galleries around the world while you’re confined in your homes (including, but not limited to, The British Museum, The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Musee de Orsay in Paris, and the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, Together At Home: Virtual Concert Series kicked-off by Coldplay’s front-man, Chris Martin. This was the first of many performances in the “Together, At Home” music series from Global Citizen and the World Health Organization.
- Scholastic – Offering free learn at home programs (Pre-kindergarten – 6th Grade)
- Home-school Worksheets – Free printable worksheets for homeschooling for k – 12.
- School Schedule Sample: A sample schedule for different age groups to keep your kids on track while home-schooling during school closures due to COVID-19.
- Teleworking Tips: How to work from home, without going stir-crazy.
Active Duty Emergency Relief Funds Available
Show your gratitude to our nation’s heroes by donating to the Purple Heart Foundation. It’s easy, quick and tax-deductible. Learn more about the different ways you can donate.
The Purple Heart Foundation supports a number of programs and services dedicated to helping ALL veterans and their families. Find out about the programs that your donations support.
The National Intrepid Center of Excellence Satellite Center at Fort Hood opened its doors in January 2014. A donation from the Purple Heart Foundation helped to build this center and your support will continue to help build these facilities across the country.